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Nicole Jeanine Wisenor July 1, 1974 - July 5, 2021

Nicole Jeanine Wisenor
July 1, 1974 – July 5, 2021
Boise, Idaho – Known as Nikki or Nik to family and closest friends, this is perhaps the most unique person any of us will ever meet. Her traits, quirks, talents, strengths and weaknesses are so diverse that you’d think she was at least five people. She took things as they are, accepted only the best, and rejected the bad. More importantly, literally thousands of people will carry the imprint she left when she touched their lives. And thousands more whom she never met who have been affected by her forceful advocacy to win respect for all, no matter what their circumstances.
Nikki lived her entire life in Boise. She learned early how to work hard and relax even harder. She knew how to use her engaging smile and superior wit to point people to her desired directions. Nicole found her career helping developmentally disabled citizens, using her amazing ability to memorize and understand the rules and resources available to advocate for and preserve their safety. From the time she worked in group homes, to surveying those facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, to her last position supervising teams of surveyors, Nicole’s sole focus was to guarantee residents had the best care and protection possible. She worked tirelessly, not only with her teams, but with the provider community and advocacy groups. She believed that spreading knowledge of best practices and regulations to all would lead to improved results and “was always teaching even when she was handing you your ass”. She was respected for her knowledge and passion, and loved by many – but was feared by any who allowed clients to be put at risk.
Outside of work, Nik was lightning in a bottle – except for when it was time for a nap! At family gatherings, or meeting with friends, she attracted people like a magnet. If anyone shrank off into a corner, she would seek them out and coax them into her circle or just quietly visit one-on-one if that’s what they needed. To her, everyone was an equal and deserved her attention. Her sense of humor is legendary, her sense of irony even more so. But mostly, her sense of justice, inclusivity, and the right-to-live-your-best-life-your-way was the light that guided her. Conversely, if someone wronged her or someone who couldn’t defend themselves, she could be brutal.
Nikki loved animals from the start. Her most famous pet was Comida the Iguana (her first dragon). For the last 20 years it has been rescue dogs who got her love. She left her latest, Sophie, behind, currently being cared for by her dear friends Peter and Michael.
Nicole is survived by mother Lynne Stoddard (Curtis), of Eagle; father David Wisenor (Barbara), of Garden City; sister Wendy Hummeldorf (Aaron), of Manassas Park, Virginia; brother Jason Wisenor (Helen), of Olympia, Washington; niece & nephew Cassandra and Logan Hummeldorf; aunts, uncles, & many cousins.
We thank the teams from St. Luke’s in Boise for all they did to assist not only Nicole, but us as well. If you smoke – stop. She died as a result of an aneurism, a major cause of which is smoking.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Idaho Pizza Company on Overland and Orchard, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. An online guestbook is available at Bowman Funeral website.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Idaho Pizza Company on Overland and Orchard, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. An online guestbook is available at Bowman Funeral website.


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    Dick & Karen Wisenor says

    Nik was one of the finest women we ever knew. She spent a life of devotion to those who had a limited voice and what a blessing we all shared to know her and have her in our family. She will leave many of her family and friends with memories of her great sense of humor and abundance of warmth and kindness. Our heart aches for all her family.

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    Gary & Eunice La Fay says

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

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    Michael Hranac says

    So very sorry to hear of this news. Nikki was one of the most memorable people I have had the fortune of knowing in my career. I taught her at a young age and never forgot how incredibly special she was. I am saddened beyond belief at the knowledge she’s not around to brighten our lives. Loves to all.

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